It can’t be emphasized enough.
Many people think that with the relatively short lifespans of pets, teeth care is unimportant because their teeth won’t have time to develop problems. This is wrong.Dogs and cats can get serious plaque and tartar problems, gingivitis, and periodontal disease, like people do, when owners don’t take care of their pet’s teeth. But worse, there’s credible reason to suspect that periodontal disease can be a direct link to cardiac disease.
Brushing your pet’s teeth is easy, and Glamour Paws has many products that can help. Here are a few tips that can make it easier:
Find the Right Time.
Brush your pet’s teeth when (s)he’s relaxed and calm. Your goal: Set a routine. Working up to brushing daily is ideal. But if your pet’s mouth is healthy, even three days a week can make a difference.
Work up to it.
Test your pet’s willingness to have you touch their mouth by rubbing your finger along their upper gums and teeth. This will help them get used to the feel of something against their teeth. Use light pressure.
Circular motions, don’t worry about light bleeding.
Brush in small circles, getting top and bottom on each side. As you move the bristles along the gum line, some light bleeding may occur. Slight bleeding every so often is okay, but ongoing or heavy bleeding may be a sign of gum disease.
Use a supplement.
Supplements can improve your pet’s dental health in a matter of weeks. They’re not a replacement for brushing your pet’s teeth, but they can complement brushing. I recommend ProDen PlaqueOff:
I give it to my dogs because it naturally made (mostly of North Atlantic Seaweed) and it supports normal and healthy teeth, gums, and breath odor.